8th Annual Unmasking Colon Cancer Gala


Pictures from the 2014 Unmasking Colon Cancer Gala are now available.

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Dr. Heather Brandt receives 2014 TWIN awardCCCR Investigator Dr. Heather Brandt has been awarded the 2014 TWIN Award by the Palmetto Center for Women.  Congratulations to Dr. Brandt!

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The Center for Colon Cancer Research has fellowship opportunities available for minority students for the the 2014 Spring semester.

Award:  $5000 fellowship to support cancer research during the 2014 Spring semester

Goal:  To enhance recruitment and retention of minority graduate students working in a CCCR laboratory. 

Qualifications: Underserved minority student at USC working on a dissertation project related to cancer research. Funds may be used for a stipend supplement, research supplies, or travel to a scientific conference. 

Application Process

• A faculty member will provide a 1 page letter of nomination including a brief description of the applicant's background and qualifications. 

• The nominated student will provide an NIH style biosketch and a 1 page description of the research project and how this fellowship will be utilized to benefit their research and career. 

Send applications to Doug Pittman ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by April 4, 2014

Dr. Yeatman presents at 2014 CCCR Faculty Retreat

On January 9th, CCCR faculty came together at their Annual Retreat to share new ideas and information.  Many graduate students featured their research in a lively poster session.  The keynote speaker was Dr. Timothy Yeatman, who is President of Gibbs Research Institute and Director of Gibbs Cancer Center in Spartanburg, SC.  Dr. Yeatman’s lecture, which was entitled “New Insights into the Molecular Biology of Colorectal Cancer”, reviewed the latest developments in personalized approaches to colon cancer.  In all, it was an informative and stimulating day!